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I. LOVE : PERSONAL
73
It is na, Jean, thy bonie face
Nor shape that I admire, Altho' thy beauty and thy grace
Might weel awauk desire. Something in ilka part o' thee
To praise, to love, I find; But, dear as is thy form to me,
Still dearer is thy mind.
Nae mair ungen'rous wish I hae,
Nor stronger in my breast, Than, if I canna mak thee sae,
At least to see thee blest. Content am I, if Heaven shall give
But happiness to thee, And, as wi' thee I'd wish to live,
For thee I'd bear to die.
No. 73. Louis, what reck I by thee?
Tune : Louis, what reck Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 414.
Louis, what reck I by thee, Or Geordie on his ocean?
Dyvor beggar loons to me! I reign in Jeanie's bosom.
Let her crown my love her law, And in her breast enthrone me :
Kings and nations—swith awa | Reif randies, I disown ye!






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